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Williges seminar scheduled
for March 23

By Susan Trulove

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 24 - March 19, 1998

Robert Williges, professor of industrial and systems engineering, psychology, and computer science at Virginia Tech, will give a seminar on "Scholarly Exchange: Electronic Publication, and Advancing Faculty Research," on Monday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in 30 Pamplin. He will describe how the electronic world can improve the dissemination of research and will discuss research challenges in the electronic world.
Williges is the coordinator of the Human Factors Engineering Center, and directs the research activities in the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory and the Usability Methods Research Laboratory at Virginia Tech. His current research interests include developing methods for usability evaluation, advanced technology for human-computer interface design of desktop video conferencing and virtual-reality systems, improving multi-media information presentation, and designing computer-based assistive technology for computer users with disabilities. He has been president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and president of Division 21 of the American Psychological Association, served on several professional committees including the International Commission of Human Aspects in Computing, the National Research Council Committee on Human Factors, and the Virginia Council on Assistive Technology.
"Scholarship in the Electronic World" is the topic of the spring seminar series sponsored by Research and Graduate Studies to address issues, opportunities, and conflicts that have arisen as universities try to make the best use of the Internet to share the results of research. The public is invited to the weekly, Monday afternoon programs.
For more information about the seminar series, visit the web site at www.rgs.vt.edu/resmag/seminars.html or contact John Eaton, associate provost for graduate studies, at 1-5645 or eaton@vt.edu.